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Innergie Makes World's Smallest Laptop Charger

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Innergie Makes World's Smallest Laptop Charger

With 2010 ever so nearly upon us you may well be using this downtime to plan your holidays. If so, then you'll likely be wanting this...

Innergie has announced the 'mCube Mini' which it claims (and we have seen nothing to dispute it) to be the smallest laptop travel charger in the World. Measuring just 60 x 26 x 18mm and weighing just 67.5g, the cable is smart enough to provide a USB port as well so you can also charge mobile phones, MP3 players, etc and it has car and plane adaptors.

Despite its small size, however, the mCube Mini packs some punch supporting 15-21 volts (65w consumption) which means even most 17in laptops should be ok. Innergie lists Acer, Asus, Compaq, Dell, Fujitsu, Gateway, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Sony and Toshiba models amongst those it supports and 10 different adaptors are supplied in the box. Still, best double check before laying out your cash.

How much cash? At $69.99 (£48) Innergie's creation isn't cheap, but it also isn't much more than you pay to get ripped off replacement chargers from manufacturers. I'm clocking the mCube Mini up as a good thing...

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Martin Daler

December 31, 2009, 2:17 am

now if it can be teamed up with the amazing flat-folding UK mains plug I saw somewhere, that would be great.


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Luan Bach

December 31, 2009, 3:58 am

I'm I missing something here ? It's a car/airplane charger not a wall one so you will still need your charger while in the hotel ? Not that usefull then.

Ryan131

December 31, 2009, 4:01 am

This seems to have been placed at the {19v, 3.42A}/{18.5v, 3.5A} rating that a ton of 15.4" Acers & HPs use - and it's at a good price. I particularly like the car/plane functionality!





However, the 17"-ers I've seen that use that little current are few and far between!

ilovethemonkeyhead

December 31, 2009, 4:29 am

i would gladly get rid of apple's room heater charger if it meant i could also carry less weight with me

Kieran

December 31, 2009, 6:02 am

That small!!!





Sod making them themselves, they should license them out to manufacturers, perhaps they could incorporate it into the actual laptop so there is only a cable and not a brick clambering around with you.

Rickysio

December 31, 2009, 7:53 am

If it's that small, I wonder if it'd burn a hole into my floor when the current gets going.

OldTimer

December 31, 2009, 1:47 pm

@Luan. You are right it is only for connecting to Car Cigar outlet or similar connector on a plane. Not to a mains socket. It converts DC currents to different DC ones not AC to DC.

xenos

December 31, 2009, 2:20 pm

I think the reason they've been able to make it so small is they've used highly efficient power circuitry, I think its based around a fairly new type of transistor, not entirely sure though!

Eggburt1969

December 31, 2009, 6:18 pm

As mentioned by OldTimer this is a DC to DC converter, not AC to DC. Very small but not surpriseing as DC to DC conversion circuits are far smaller. This is only useful for changing a laptop in-car or in-air. You'd have to purchase one of their other universal adaptors for AC support.

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